I'm researching my first AR build, and I'm stuck between two options for the lower. I'm considering either ordering a BCM lower, or getting a stripped lower and a parts kit. I still have a few questions. The first is, how beat up are the blem kits from BCM? This seems like a decent way to save a little, but I'd hate to get one and only be able to get a magazine in with a sledge hammer and some vasoline. The other question is about the quality of a parts kit from a company like DPMS or Stag. How much would these vary from the quality of a BCM lower, and would it matter? This will be my first rifle, and I plan to keep it forever, so quality is an important factor, but at the same time I'm not just looking to hemorrhage money for the heck of it. These are the two options I'm considering, but if anyone has other suggestions that may be better, I'm all ears. I'm planning on matching it to a 14.5 BCM upper in 5.56, if any of that matters. This will be mostly a range and fun rifle, and at this point a 2 stage match trigger is not something that is important to me. Thanks everyone.